"Tired Eyes" as written by and Neil Young....
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    General CommentThis is a song about an actual drug deal gone awry in Topanga Canyon in the 1970s. However, according to Neil Young's bio "Shakey", it's also a more personal lament to his departed friends Danny Whitten and Bruce Berry. Asking them to "open up the tired eyes" is pleading with them to become undead.
    mikegrosson July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat do you mean,
    he had bullet holes
    in his mirrors?


    I love that line.
    funkspielon April 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way it's so lazy, and still deadly (literary speaking) serious
    olem77on September 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most gut renching cold as early morning song Neil as ever done. It is his emotions flayed open for all to see. He is raw and real. It' Neil at his best on his (arguably) best album. In everyday life, I so often want to turn to my 16, 17 & 18 year old children in my best emotional Neil Young voice and say OPEN UP YOUR TIRED EYES!
    mikedclovison December 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPoetic brilliance matched by an amazing sound that led towards Neil Young inventing grunge. The above posters are right that this song is based off an actual incident and on a more personal note the song is also about Danny Whiten's fatal heroin overdose---the Needle and the Damage done is a song purely about his death
    River Wolfon November 19, 2009   Link
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    General Comment
    a drug deal gone awry, watfo.
    sydferreton July 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMade me think of No Country for Old Men
    thechrisrayon August 28, 2012   Link

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